[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Words, other / mags

Archived: 14 November 2017

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

^ Words, other / mags

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use was in a magazine.
These are archived rates - see current rates.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
GR
XXXX
A Place in the Sun illustrated feature over 6 sides, 2500 words and 10 photos (1 used as double page spread) FBS specified by author _Brookl 2004 GBP 600
AA Travel 40 150-word reviews 2003 GBP 1100
Amateur Photographer news short, each _IPC 1994 GBP 50 -
Artists and Illustrators feature (2002) FBS 2005 GBP 120 X
Australia & New Zealand magazine (Merricks) 1200-word pictures package FBS and Web use _Merrick 2006 GBP 180 XXX
AXM magazine (formerly Axiom) 1600 word feature 2003 GBP 150
BBC Good Homes photography & words FBS _BBC 2006 GBP 1400 GR
Big Issue South West 250 word news story (exclusive) use online refused to pay exes agreed in advance _BI 2002 GBP 40 0
British Journal of Photography news short, each _IncisiM 1994 GBP 50 -
Cat World feature all rights _Hach 2003 GBP 15 0 XXX
City Life (defunct, Manchester) reviews, each _GMG 1997 GBP 20 - XX
Classic Rock 120-word album reviews all rights _Future 2006 GBP 15 XXX
Combat Militaria page 1995 GBP 50 - X
Computer Arts offered for 11,000 words for cover-mounted book - member turned the commission down when told the fee World rights forever, non-exclusive after 6 months _Future 2005 GBP 600 XXX
Computer Music feature _Future 2006 GBP 230
Cornwall Today 1400 word feature FBSR 2002 GBP 100 X
Cosmopolitan column _NatMag 2003 GBP 270 X
Country Walking 500-word walking route + 150-word pub review + small pic; £10 petrol paid _EMAP 2006 GBP 100 XX
Criminal Lawyer features 1000 to 4000 words 2005 GBP 90 XXXX
Daily Record 'The Max' feature - 1200 wrds _TMG 2000 GBP 300
Dazed and Confused 350 word interview for full page feature 2006 GBP 50
Didsbury magazine per page 2005 GBP 40 XX
Dogs Monthly feature, length unspecified 2006 GBP 70
Eastern Eye education feature 2003 GBP 80
Essentials feature for health section _IPC 2004 GBP 350 GR
Evening Standard Jobs feature _Assoc 2006 GBP 400
FHM 200 words _EMAP 2003 GBP 100
FHM 300 words _EMAP 2003 GBP 120
Galleries Exhibition reviews 2005 GBP 50
Good Housekeeping feature, length unspecified _NatMag 2005 GBP 650 GR
Greece 1200-word and pictures package FBS and web use _Merrick 2006 GBP 120 GR XXXX
Hair (2p spread incl. 5-6 pix) 1994 GBP 100 - XX
Holiday Cottages FBSR _Merrick 2004 GBP 250 GR X
Horizon (Ghana) story 1995 GBP 40 -
Horse + Hound online news story, up to 400 words no terms quoted _IPC 2003 GBP 35 XXXX
Hotshoe (World Illustrated) any article, 800-1500 words 2006 GBP 75 XX
Housing half-day reporting seminar _excel 2001 GBP 90
iCreate interview-led feature + picture research, 2 pages rights-grab _Highbur 2005 GBP 160 0 GR X
iCreate (Paragon) Six page cover feature with screenshots all rights _Highbur 2003 GBP 480 X
Index (SG Publications) per page 2002 GBP 60 XX
Inside Housing day covering conference plus exes _TMG 2000 GBP 175
Irish Printer review 2500 words. (terms unclear) 2005 EUR 250
Italia! (Anthem) 3500-word and pictures package FBS 2006 GBP 300 GR XXXX
Leeds Guide column exclusive rights if contract signed 2006 GBP 0 0 GR XXXX
Literary Review book reviews 1995 GBP 25 - XXX
Living History 700 words + submitted pics (£20 per pic used) FBS _Origin 2004 GBP 110
London Jewish News (Totally plc) Travel piece 2003 GBP 30 GR XXXX
Maxim feature 2500 words + exes FBS _Dennis 2002 GBP 1000
MCN (formerly Motorcycle News) 100-word news item, including supplying pix from PR agent _EMAP 2006 GBP 200
Microsoft Windows XP: The Official Magazine 1/4 page review (277 words). Was told they had staffers who were "happy to do it for £14" All rights _Future 2002 GBP 20 0 XXXX
Mizz 80 word quote from pop band interview _IPC 2004 GBP 27
Mojo album reviews (standard length: 160 words) - minimum good 'til April 2006 FBSR _EMAP 2006 GBP 41.20 HA
Mojo short album reviews - one column worth - minimum good 'til April 2006 FBSR _EMAP 2006 GBP 154.50 HA
Mojo short album reviews - one column worth - minimum good 'til April 2006 FBSR _EMAP 2006 GBP 154.50 HA
Mojo short album reviews - one column worth - minimum good 'til April 2006 FBSR _EMAP 2006 GBP 154.50 HA
Mojo short album review (160 words) _EMAP 2004 GBP 40 GR
Mojo album reviews (short: 40 words) FBSR _EMAP 2003 GBP 25 GR
Mojo album reviews (standard length: 160 words) FBSR _EMAP 2003 GBP 36 GR
Mojo book reviews (standard length: 180 words) FBSR _EMAP 2003 GBP 65 GR
Mojo short record reviews FBS _EMAP 2002 GBP 35 HA
Mother + Baby feature all rights 2004 GBP 250 GR X
Motorcycle Voyager feature, per page of mag 2003 GBP 200 O
Motorsport News 350-word news story from Caribbean; plus five pics (pics not published) all rights _HM 2005 GBP 9.80 XXXX
My Weekly short story FBS _DCT 2001 GBP 60
Natural Health + Wellbeing feature on alternative health 2001 GBP 150
New Internationalist 250-word book review 2003 GBP 75
New Internationalist book review 2001 GBP 75
New Scientist 200-word book review, all rights and your firstborn _RBI 2002 GBP 90 0 GR
Non-League Paper match coverage up to 2005 GBP 80 X
Noticias Latinamerica 2 900-word pages 2003 GBP 170
Nursery World feature 2006 GBP 230 GR
Outdoor Photography (GMC pubs) 900 words + 3 stock pix FBS 2004 GBP 200
PC Format Reviews, features, tutorials - rate per magazine page of 600-1000 words Six months exclusive; can reprint in other titles or online without extra payment _Future 2001 GBP 70 0 XXXX
Practical Internet Per page, features. Can be used in more than one publication. Expenses extra. 2000 GBP 40 XXX
Press Gazette 400 word news story (was told they pay £40 per piece) FBS, would not agree extra for web _Quantum 2003 GBP 50 X
Press Gazette 400 word news story (was told they pay £40 per piece) FBS, would not agree extra for web _Quantum 2003 GBP 50 X
Press Gazette 'per news story' 30 _Quantum 1995 GBP 30 - X
Pride (1500 think-piece) 1994 GBP 200 -
Q short album review (100 words) _EMAP 2004 GBP 41.20 HA
Q short album review (100 words) _EMAP 2004 GBP 41.20 HA
Q short album review (100 words) _EMAP 2004 GBP 41.20 HA
Q short album review (100 words) _EMAP 2004 GBP 40 GR
Q album reviews (of compilations) FBSR plus website _EMAP 2003 GBP 25 5 GR
Q album reviews (short: 50/100 words) FBSR plus website _EMAP 2003 GBP 35 5 GR
Q short record reviews FBS + website _EMAP 2002 GBP 32 5 HA
Q book reviews _EMAP 1995 GBP 55 - X
Radio Times 400 wd feature with photos at 50p per word one-off use _BBC 2006 GBP 200 GR
Reader's Digest (book review) _RD 1994 GBP 165 -
Rugby Times (League Publications Ltd.) interview 2003 GBP 50 XXXX
Spectator 'per piece' _Holl 1992 GBP 90 -
Study Abroad interviewing, photos (pay extra), writing piece of 500 words 2001 GBP 225 GR
Study Abroad contract reporter not taxed at source + £70 for expenses 2001 GBP 225
The Ecologist book review 700 words 2001 GBP 100
The Stage one review (member: '!') 1994 GBP 25 - X
TNT 2 pages text + images 2004 GBP 75 XXX
UK Men's Health 2 pages feature, £200 per page all rights taken by publisher _Rodale 2003 GBP 400 0
Uncut short album review (100 words) _IPC 2004 GBP 20 GR X
Unity Magazine (Inline skate mag) full page (1000 words + 5 photos) FBS 2005 GBP 85 0 GR XXX
What's On in London reviews 2003 GBP 20 XXXX
What's On (in London) per review 2003 GBP 20 XXXX
What's On theatre review 1994 GBP 14 - XXX
What's On feature 1994 GBP 45 - XXX
Woman feature all rights _IPC 2004 GBP 550 GR
Yoga and Health 4 x 500 word columns 2006 GBP 0 0 GR XXXX
You + Your Wedding per full page diary column (approx 750 words) first UK rights _NatMag 2003 GBP 167 X
You and Your Wedding 1300 words for £300 _NatMag 2005 GBP 230.77
allmusic.com album reviews (no fixed length, 100 words upwards) all rights 2007 USD 22 XXX
Inside Housing 2 day feature _TMG 2003 GBP 300
Macworld online per online feature - usually 800-1600 words worldwide rights, in perpetuity plus reprints abroad _IDG 2005 GBP 190
various contract titles Feature writing 2000 GBP 200 GR

The above are the rates for Words, other / mags ARCHIVED on 14 November 2017.

 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EURcurrency
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O

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